Gala Performance Party and Auction (2003)

Saturday / Nov 29 / 03
8:00 pm

The Gladstone Hotel
1214 Queen Street West

Sponsored by CKLN 88.1 fm, with additional support from Art Metropole, Toronto Image Works and Vtape.


Attention art collectors, alt-music fans, and performance queens:

Featuring hipster music, performance art actions, and an innovative auction of performative artworks to be realized especially for YOU, the successful bidder.

 FADO throws down the 2003 party gauntlet with a spectacle of all things performative. 

Catch live music sets by cougarrific hip-hop punk bitches Stink Mitt, the always-edgy Sook-Yin Lee, and cult fave Bob Wiseman. Enjoy the tune spinning of DJ Tone Deaf. Off-stage, integrated into the crowd, you'll encounter ambient actions by Johanna Householder, Louise Liliefeldt, Kelly Mark, Clive Robertson & Germaine Koh, and Dave Dyment.

Bring your chequebook, too, because we have a novel approach to the art auction. The suave Wayne Baerwaldt will auction performance objects and conceptual works to be performed especially for the successful bidders by international art icons including Annie Sprinkle, Stelarc, Rirkrit Tiravanija, James Luna, AA Bronson, Rachel Rosenthal, and Martha Wilson; by Canadian performance legends including Rebecca Belmore, Shawna Dempsey & Lorri Millan, Tanya Mars, Fastwürms, Margaret Dragu, Daniel Olson, and Flakey Roeships; and by rising stars such as Will Kwan, Sandy Plotnikoff, Zoë Stonyk, and Jinhan Ko -- plus many more.

Just a few performance items available for auction:

AA BRONSON*HEALER, a "healing session" for the winning bidder from AA Bronson -- a private encounter on the artist's premises in Toronto or New York, involving both conversation and an extended healing massage.

A work by Rirkrit Tiravanija involving a mysterious set of keys


A Custom Beautification Package from the City Beautification Ensemble, to help the successful bidder in his or her daily fight against the ill effects of grey-nausea.

A full list of auction items will be posted online. Advance bids can be sent by email to bids@performanceart.ca until 11:59 pm on 28 November 2003.


FADO Performance Inc. is a Toronto-based non-profit artist-run organization dedicated to presenting, documenting and promoting performance art. Founded in 1993, its activities include presenting performances, artist talks, festivals, residencies, exchanges and workshops, and publishing.


Our donors: Merle Addison, Rebecca Belmore, AA Bronson, Chandra Bulucon, City Beautification Ensemble, The Clichettes, Shannon Cochrane & Thom Sevalrud, Paul Couillard, Shawna Dempsey & Lorri Millan, Margaret Dragu, Duorama (Paul Couillard & Ed Johnson), Fastwürms, Alissa Firth-Eagland & Zoe Stonyk, Flakey Rosehips (aka Glenn Lewis), Instant Coffee, Germaine Koh, Will Kwan, James Luna, Alastair MacLennan, Tanya Mars, Michael McCormack, Frank Moore, Michael Morris, Boris Nieslony, Daniel Olson, Andrew J Paterson, Sandy Plotnikoff, Randy & Berenicci, Rachel Rosenthal, Clive Robertson, Svar Simpson, Annie Sprinkle, Stelarc, Rirkit Tiravanija, Martha Wilson
Our performers: Dave Dyment, Johanna Householder, Germaine Koh, Sook-Yin Lee, Louise Liliefeldt, Kelly Mark, Clive Robertson, Stink Mitt, Bob Wiseman (with Kristen Moss-Theriault)

Our auctioneer: Wayne Baerwaldt
Our DJ: Tone Deaf
Our volunteers: John Beauchamp, Jess Dobkin, Michael Page, Janet Sumner
Our media sponsor: CKLN
Our organizational sponsors: Art Metropole, Toronto, Image Works, Vtape

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